What do you listen to more: your inner voice, or your voicemail?
When sitting with another human being, what do you listen to more: the other person’s words and body language, or the laundry list of things you want to say in response?
When actively moving your body (jogging, cycling, hiking, rowing, etc), where does your attention go? To your breath and heart beat? To your surroundings? To your thoughts? To the music coming through your ear buds? Other?
Tune in. Notice. Observe.
Why? Wherever you direct your attention, energy follows.* In other words: you’ll get more of what you are focusing on. So, ask yourself: are you focusing on what you want more of?
Bring your mind into alignment with your vision in each moment. It’s not easy, but it’s straight forward.
Build your alignment muscle by practicing again and again and again and again and again and again… you get the idea.
*Erin’s 2nd foundational principle — learned from the practice of yoga asana — with infinite applications in life off the mat.